After the rain stopped and just as the sky began to clear, I packed up cameras and snacks and took a bit of a walk to the Olympic Sculpture Park by way of the Pike Place Market.
I was first introduced to Calder’s works at the, then, Greater Pittsburgh International Airport. Calder’s “Pittsburgh” was on display in the 70’s. Being young, I was unaware of the controversy.
The Eagle at the Sculpture Park is, to my eye, stunning and the perch appropriate for the work. Back in 2009 the SAM hosted an exhibit of Calder’s works from Jon and Mary Shirley’s impressive collection. Incredible exhibit and the talk was fascinating, too.
A 360 view from beneath The Eagle and, below, a “small world” view of the same image.